girlwithalessonplan
girlwithalessonplan:

hipsterenglishteacher:

justteach:

hipsterenglishteacher:

Goodbye, Elements of Literature, I’ll miss you! You’ve been a part of my life for a long time, now I must let you go. I’ll never love another textbook more than you. 

What are you using now?

This Crap.  My district adopted Holt’s new Common Core Collections anthologies (the state could find money to purchase new textbooks but not upgrade technology to implement PARCC). These books are about 350 pages MAX of informational material no one is familiar with and are all about 300 Lexile points above where a ninth grader in my district start. I told my colleagues in the meeting today that I’d help write the curriculum, but I’d be holding on to the Elements books and teaching from them. 
Seriously, who wants a literature textbook written by A&E, History and Bio channels? 

girlwithalessonplan:

hipsterenglishteacher:

justteach:

hipsterenglishteacher:

Goodbye, Elements of Literature, I’ll miss you! You’ve been a part of my life for a long time, now I must let you go. I’ll never love another textbook more than you. 

What are you using now?

This Crap.  My district adopted Holt’s new Common Core Collections anthologies (the state could find money to purchase new textbooks but not upgrade technology to implement PARCC). These books are about 350 pages MAX of informational material no one is familiar with and are all about 300 Lexile points above where a ninth grader in my district start. I told my colleagues in the meeting today that I’d help write the curriculum, but I’d be holding on to the Elements books and teaching from them. 

Seriously, who wants a literature textbook written by A&E, History and Bio channels? 

the-writing-writer-wrote

devyn-eleven:

leaves are falling off the trees and it’s July
i guess it happens all the time it’s just far less dramatic
this time of year so you would hardly notice
you once asked what does it matter anyway it’s just one leaf
and i wished i could live carelessly like you without always…